Zuko wrote:So anyone saying it's because of pure laziness is full of shit. Training yourself in a field that now doesn't even accept you really hurts I must say. Not in an emotional sense but the fact that outside of engineering I know practically nothing. And no one wants to hire someone who knows nothing about what they do. Would you believe I'm so desperate for work that I applied for a janitorial position at the local high school? They said no because I had never worked in a position like that.
Yeah, I'm kind of in a similar boat. It's not laziness or lack of motivation on my part, but a situation where I couldn't afford to finish college. I never had a job in high school because I didn't have the time or the need, so I have no experience and no degree. No one around here will hire me because of that.
Fortunately, I do have my skills as a writer to rely on, so I have a chance to sell stories I'm working on after they're finished. Even then, however, I'll be lucky to earn a decent living that way, and until then, all I can do is write and hope my luck changes, and be grateful my family will help me out financially.